Beat Freak Fan Post: Larry English or Mr. Glass?

We have had the  Bolt Beat Forum up and running for a few days and we have already have had some action out there. Had to share a post from jumpd1 with the rest of the BEAT FREAKS.  Get in that forum and have a good take and you might just see it on the front page!

And here is the post:

How many years before someone can be labeled a bust?? I think Mike Williams from Seattle broke the curve last year. But with the recent draft, and AJ passing on a OLB in the first few rounds, time is running out for Mr. English. I think he has the talent, but I am really questioning his durability. I did some research and found out the following;

Weaknesses: A college defensive end who will likely have to move to outside linebacker due to his size. Questionable agility to move laterally. Seems to just run straight ahead. Sometimes takes himself out of running plays by going straight for the quarterback. Mostly inexperienced in pass coverage. The Huskies had English drop back off the line in zone, but not often. Has had some injury problems. Tore a pectoral muscle as a senior, tore his ACL as a sophomore.

Final word: English’s stats (32.5 career sacks and 57 tackles for a loss) make him an extremely intriguing pass rush prospect. He has good straight-line speed and a knack for getting to quarterbacks. However, he seems somewhat like a one-trick pony. He doesn’t play the run especially well and has little experience in pass coverage. As a senior, he only had 37 total tackles. Most likely a 3-4 outside linebacker, unless he can be a quick study and play strong-side linebacker for a 4-3 team.

Topics: Larry English

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  • bolt backer

    this guy needs to STEP it up and stay off the injury list. He has been invisible for his whole career as a Bolt and we really will need him this upcoming season.

  • bolt backer

    oh yea… great fan post!

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